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Organic Beef Production - Sire Breed Comparison

Fallon, Richard and Leavy, Elaine (2008) Organic Beef Production - Sire Breed Comparison. In: Teagasc Organic Production Conference Proceedings, Teagasc, Ireland, pp. 50-54.

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The results to date, from this sire breed comparison study indicate that with the contrasting Aberdeen Angus and Charolais sire breeds that is possible to achieve animal performance data comparable to well managed conventional suckler calf to beef systems (300 kg carcass for heifers in Nov and 400 kg carcass for steers in March). Similarly the responses to sire breed type, sex and date of slaughter for the organic beef animals are biologically compatible. Organic beef is produced under organic rules in response to consumer demand for organic product. The organic system contributes to the protection of the environment and animal welfare. “We have not inherited the world from our forefathers we have borrowed it from our children” (Kashmiri proverb).


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Research affiliation: Ireland > Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Deposited By: Clavin, Mr Dan
ID Code:19848
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 14:55
Last Modified:23 Nov 2011 14:55
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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